It shows that the views are divided among stakeholders. Some sectors, such as the publishing industry supports the sui generis right, while the research and academic sector considers this right to be unclear and too broad and the exceptions to the sui generis to be too restrictive. In support of the evaluation process, the Commission Services ordered a study from Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP). The study provided considerable evidence for the Commission's evaluation of the Directive. It contains a legal and an economic analysis, an online survey, in-depth interviews with legal experts and practitioners, and the results of a stakeholders' workshop.
The consultation activities carried out by the EC and the contractor are reported in the synopsis report. The summary report of the EC public consultation was published in October 2017. The Contractor's study also extensively reports in its annexes on the results of the online survey, the in depth interviews and the workshop.